Britain and Ireland Panorama 2017

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York to wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland - their historic cities, cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside on display as you explore such highlights as Dublin and Cardiff, and enjoy Highland cow company with Farmer John in Cumbria.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in London, Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry and enjoy a scenic Cornish Excursion
  • Orientation of York, Glasgow, Chester, Galway, Cork, Cobh, Cardiff, Bath and Plymouth
  • See the Isle of Skye
  • View Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Galway Cathedral and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail
  • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Isle of Skye, Culloden, the Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath, Glastonbury Abbey, the fishing village of Polperro, ruins and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge
Dining Highlights
  • 18 full breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
19 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1LondonArrive London (2 Nights): Welcome to London. Spend time relaxing after your journey or take a stroll through the streets of this wonderful city.
Park Plaza Riverbank
Day 2LondonLondon Sightseeing: See all the major sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Later, spend time exploring the city or go shopping in one of the famous London department stores.Full Breakfast
Day 3YorkLondon - Stratford-upon-Avon - York: This morning meet your Travel Director. A scenic drive through beautiful countryside brings you to Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway's cottage. Later in the Viking city of York, enjoy a walk along historic streets. View the cobbled Shambles, the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. Tonight dine at your hotel where you have a chance to meet with your Travel Director and travelling companions.Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Novotel Centre
Day 4EdinburghYork - Jedburgh - Edinburgh (2 Nights): Rugged, dramatic and spectacular − the Northumberland National Park is all these things and more. View the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey on your way to the beautiful Scottish capital, Edinburgh.Full Breakfast
Day 5EdinburghEdinburgh Sightseeing: Your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes the elegant New Town, Princes Street, the Royal Mile, views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Enjoy a guided visit of Edinburgh Castle. During the Edinburgh Festival, your stay includes tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo. Tonight consider a traditional Scottish night out with haggis, dancing and bagpipes.Full Breakfast
Day 6Scottish HighlandsEdinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Scottish Highlands (2 Nights): Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Stop in Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Laggan Gaskmore Authentic Accommodation
Day 7Scottish HighlandsIsle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion: This morning travel to the coast and take a ferry over the sea to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Drive up the Sleat Peninsula and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for time to have lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland. Continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and view Culloden battlefield. This site was where the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place and also played a part in the religious civil war in Britain. Later return to your hotel in Laggan.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8GlasgowScottish Highlands - Glencoe - Loch Lomond - Glasgow: Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe known as the 'Glen of the Weeping'. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square. Visit the Necropolis for a Cultural Insight into one of Europe's most important 19th century burial grounds.Full Breakfast
Hilton Strathclyde
Day 9LiverpoolGlasgow - Lake District - Liverpool: Cross the border into England and enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch at a working farm in the idyllic Cumbrian countryside. Learn about traditional farming methods and see the sheep, goats and cattle before enjoying lunch in the farmhouse. Later arrive in Grasmere where you view the grave of William Wordsworth. See England's largest lake, Windermere before travelling to Liverpool.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Mercure Atlantic Tower
Day 10DublinLiverpool - Chester - Dublin (2 Nights): In Chester see the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows' before travelling along the scenic North Wales coast to Holyhead. Cross the Irish Sea to Dublin, the Irish capital. This evening join your companions for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant in Dublin.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 11DublinDublin Sightseeing: This morning discover the city of Dublin with a visit to Guinness Storehouse to find out about the famous brew and the Guinness family. See the famous sights including Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.Full Breakfast
Day 12LimerickDublin - Galway - Limerick: Travel to the West coast and the city of Galway. View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square before continuing to Limerick.Full Breakfast
Day 13CorkLimerick - Ring of Kerry - Cork: Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel in the city of Cork.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14WexfordCork - Blarney - Cobh - Waterford - Wexford: Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone to attain the 'gift of the gab'. Stop in picturesque Cobh for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This was the final port of call for the Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom.Full Breakfast
Day 15CardiffWexford - Cardiff: Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.Full Breakfast
Jurys Inn/Park Inn City Centre
Day 16ExeterCardiff - Bath - Glastonbury - Exeter (2 Nights): Drive east, over the Severn Estuary, to Bath. On arrival in the city, admire the Georgian buildings and visit the Roman Baths after which the city is named. Spend some time exploring before making your way to Glastonbury Abbey to see where King Arthur is believed to be buried. Later, we arrive in Exeter, the capital of Devon.Full Breakfast
Jurys Inn
Day 17PlymouthPlymouth, Polperro and Dartmoor Excursion: Start your day with an orientation of Plymouth. View the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Visit the fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbour. Enjoy a scenic drive through Dartmoor, famous for its rugged landscape and wild ponies. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 18LondonExeter - Stonehenge - London: Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge. Travel back to London this afternoon.Full Breakfast
Park Plaza Riverbank
Day 19Depart LondonDepart London: Say goodbye to your travelling companions as you prepare to return home with treasured memories of your trip.Full Breakfast

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